Rediscovering Discipleship Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  December 16, 2015
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Robby F. Gallaty
October 20, 2015

Discipleship is the buzzword today. Many believers are contemplating in a fresh way what it means to take the Great Commission seriously. Rediscovering Discipleshiptakes the guesswork out of Christian maturity.

Based on insights gained from a decade of personally making disciples, author and pastor Robby Gallaty tackles the two hindrances that keep believers from getting involved in making disciples: ignorance and uncertainty. Since many believers have never been personally disciple, they have no model to guide them in discipling others. Their ignorance of the process fuels their uncertainty, which leaves them crippled from the start. With simple principles that are easy to apply, Rediscovering Discipleship provides readers with the tools to follow the Great Commission—to go and actually make disciples who multiply and make disciples.

Gallaty begins with a brief historical overview of the discipleship ministries of influential theologians, preachers, and pastors from years past, and then identifies roadblocks that hinder believers from becoming disciples before offering a step-by-step process for readers to immediately get started on the path to effective disciple making.

The Cross Focused Reviewers share their thoughts on Rediscovering Discipleship: Making Jesus’ Final Words Our First Work by Robby F. Gallaty (Zondervan, 2015).

“I haven’t come across many books that address discipleship in the way this one does. This book removes any doubt what leaders need to be aiming for in creating a discipleship culture in their church. I think every Christian and every church leader must ask of themselves the questions put forward in the book…”
Reviewer: Steven Dresen
Rating: 5 Stars

“I thought this book was excellent. It was filled with useful and practical information to help people learn what it means to be a disciple and how to do it.”
Reviewer: Rani Grant
Rating: 5 Stars

“A must read for anyone wanting to know more about this fascinating subject.”
Reviewer: Jalynn Patterson
Rating: 5 Stars

“This work deserves the prominent place on our shelves for often use.”
Reviewer: Jimmy Reagan
Rating: 5 Stars

“…this book is a must read for all pastors and teachers. It is approachable and readable. I learned something new in every chapter and was convicted and encouraged on almost every page.”
Reviewer: Jon Roberts
Rating: 5 Stars

“It is a very rich resource on the topic, and is not the type of book that you could read in one sitting.”
Reviewer: Krista Rodriguez
Rating: 5 Stars

“I think this is an excellent work on the subject and is worth the time of all Christians to read. The command is clear: we must make disciples. Will you heed the call?”
Reviewer: Joseph Westbrook
Rating: 5 Stars

“I am pleased to recommend this book and would specifically encourage those desiring to start/join a small group to consider reading. Recovering Discipleship will help us frame the purposes of discipleship into the context of Scripture, for God’s glory and our flourishing.”
Reviewer: Zach Barnhart
Rating: 4 Stars

“Gallaty’s book is most helpful to people who have attempted to disciple others and not found much success. His book can help explain why and give the insight needed to press on faithfully. It is also encouraging and empowering for people who haven’t been involved in discipleship.”
Reviewer: Nate Claiborne
Rating: 4 Stars

“How practical is this book? Immensely. I would highly recommend this as one of the better practical books on church growth I have seen… it’s well worth the time and study.”
Reviewer: Doug Hibbard
Rating: 4 Stars

“If you are passionate about discipleship, “Rediscovering Discipleship” is a must-read.”
Reviewer: Jill Jones
Rating: 4 Stars

“…overall this was a practical book on discipleship, with good reminders that discipleship is a process and there is no “instant gratification”. It also emphasizes the importance of Scripture in the process of discipleship and the need for accountability and community.”
Reviewer: Debi Martin
Rating: 4 Stars

“I highly recommend this book to others in the church. It is very important that we learn how to disciple and be discipled in order to grow in our walk with Christ which should be the main goal in our walks.”
Reviewer: Angela Parsley
Rating: 4 Stars

“Rediscovering Discipleship by Robby Gallaty is a good title for anyone desiring to either be discipled or wanting to disciple others in the Christian faith…will be an often used future reference. Recommended.”
Reviewer: Michael Taylor
Rating: 4 Stars

“Robby Gallaty’s Rediscovering Discipleship: Making Jesus’ Final Words Our First Work was an interesting read.”
Reviewer: Peter Butler, Jr.
Rating: 3 Stars

“If you are looking for a primer on discipleship then this is a great book for you, if you are new to the thought of discipleship this book can be helpful.”
Reviewer: Paul Horne
Rating: 3 Stars

“Rediscovering Discipleship serves a resource to realign Christians to be and make disciples through a biblical and communal lens.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 3 Stars

“Above all Gallaty exhorts the reader to finish the painting Christ started over 2000 years ago by becoming obedient to the mandate to make disciples.”
Reviewer: Josh Aguilar
Rating: 5 Stars

“I was challenged throughout this book to view myself as a disciple maker.”
Reviewer: Michael Boling
Rating: 5 Stars

“Gallaty provides a practical and beneficial methodology. It begins a conversation that I believe has the potential to lead followers of Jesus …to take the Words of Jesus…seriously.”
Reviewer: Brandon Dobson
Rating: 5 Stars

“Robby Gallaty has done well what he set out to do: help us gain an understanding of discipleship that has largely been lost in our churches today. ”
Reviewer: William Perkins
Rating: 5 Stars

“…the book contains great content about how to go about building discipleship groups and what information to cover in those meetings. As to that point, which is the emphasis of the book, it is well worth reading and adopting many of the insights contained within.”
Reviewer: Tyler Holloway
Rating: 4 Stars

“Get this book, read it and apply it. You will be glad you did. I just think, if every Christian in the world were to take what this book says to heart, apply it and make disciples, there would be no more unreached people in the world today.”
Reviewer: Todd Lynn
Rating: 5 Stars

“On the whole, Gallaty’s passion and thoughtfulness on discipleship are inspiring and he give practical advice on implementing a discipleship program. I give this four stars and think that it is a good read for pastors, ministry leaders and mentors.”
Reviewer: James Matichuk
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is an easy book to read and come away with feeling good about making disciples. It is well worth the time for pastors, leaders and teachers to read and practice. A Biblical ministry method is laid out for the readers to learn and apply. The practice of making disciples will revolutionize any church.”
Reviewer: Bill Mazey
Rating: 4 Stars

“Very easy to read and it was hard to put down. I would love to read more of his stuff, but until I do I can HIGHLY recommend this book, particularly if your church does not have any discipleship programs put into place.”
Reviewer: Amanda Talbert
Rating: 5 Stars

“If you’re looking for a roadmap to get back to the goal of disciple-making, let me urgently recommend this book along with Growing-Up, another book by Robby Gallaty. Tis’ time churches cut-back on fluff to reenlist in the faithful mission of making disciples.”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 5 Stars